BENTELER Electric Drive System to enter series production with Chinese automotive start-up

Paderborn/Shenzen, September 4th, 2019. The BENTELER Electric Drive System is gaining traction. Earlier this year, the Chinese real estate company Evergrande Group announced its intention to enter the Chinese electric vehicle market. To accelerate the development process, the company has now signed a contract to implement the BENTELER Electric Drive System as the basis of its electric vehicle chassis architecture.

The agreement with Evergrande Auto, signed at a ceremony at its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on September 2nd, demonstrates the power of the BENTELER Electric Drive System as a series-ready platform solution for electric vehicles. Its industrialization concept is ready for immediate implementation and removes the need for multi-year development and testing cycles by vehicle manufacturers. As a result, Evergrande Auto will be able to bring its first electric vehicles to serial production much faster than would otherwise have been possible.

Marco Kollmeier, Vice President of BENTELER’s Electro-Mobility business unit, explains the importance of the agreement with Evergrande Auto: “For us, this agreement proves the functionality and performance of the BENTELER Electric Drive System in real conditions. Customers like Evergrande Auto benefit from our scalable tailor-made e-mobility solutions, thus saving development time for fast growth acceleration.”

For Hui Ka Yan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Evergrande Auto, the benefits of the cooperation with BENTELER are clear: “Evergrande's new electric vehicles must evolve towards world-class core technology and first-rate product quality. As a leading global partner for the automotive industry, BENTELER helps us achieve this. BENTELER not only brings comprehensive vehicle know-how and highly differentiated engineering expertise, but also extensive e-mobility competence.”

The BENTELER Electric Drive System is a weight-optimized modular system solution that can be tailored to the customers’ exact requirements. The proven design integrates several functions including integrated crash management, flexible and scalable battery storage as well as integrated thermal management.

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